Summers are back in full force in Jaipur and the need to wear cotton and light weight fabrics has become essential. Jaipur is known for cotton, handmade and block printed clothing. Be it ethnic tops, summer dresses, cotton pants or even saaris here are some summer apparel stores you wish you knew about sooner.
Ask any localite what’s the one place to buy ethnic and organic cottonwear, they will tell you about Anokhi. The store has also extended into one of the best organic foods café in town. Known for reviving traditional textile practices, Anokhi houses a wide range of block prints, silk, indigo and organic cotton apparel, bedding, handkerchief, key chains and much more.
Location: Hari Mahal Palace, Civil Lines
True to its name ‘Cottons’ believes in sustainable and organic growth. All embellishments and handwork done on their garments are by underprivileged women. This quaint shop sells kurtis, pants, tops, bags and much more.
Location: Civil Lines
Enter the world of Block Print with ‘Soma’. Made with care and following the ancient techniques of block print, this brand houses fashion, home and lifestyle products. In the age of mass production ‘Soma’ is the perfect example of ‘work ethic’ and ‘handmade effort’ going a long way. The use of wood blocks with elaborate designs and vibrant colours is what ensure each of their clothing pieces reflect the touch of human hands.
4. Hues and Weaves
Location: Station Road
Hues and Weaves started as a retail outlet in 1998, selling hand block printed garments for men, women and home. Their designs are printed on fabrics by some of the best hand block printers of Rajasthan.
Westside is one of India’s largest and fastest growing retail chains. They offer an exclusive range women’s wear, menswear, kids’ wear, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes and handbags, household furniture accessories, lingerie, and gifts.
They have an attractive range of colourful cotton ethnic wear which includes kurtas, palazzos, ethnic dresses, scarves, fusion wear and much more.
Location: Ashok Nagar, C Scheme
Kilol has a large collection of traditional and western dresses, sarees, suits and home furnishings. It is the perfect stop for all your cotton and hand-block printed needs. Kilol represents beautiful prints inspired from old and new Indian textile traditions.